CFGI quoted – “An Overview of Clinton’s Workplace Positions”

10/11/2016
SHRM


“Hillary Clinton has made a number of promises about workplace law during her presidential campaign. Like the electorate, policy experts are divided in their opinions on her positions.

“Clinton has promised to:

  • “…Support comprehensive immigration reform.

“…Comprehensive Immigration Reform

“Perhaps most controversially, Clinton has voiced her support for comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full citizenship.

“…Clinton's immigration reform plans are ‘still fairly general, although it is reasonable to assume she supports something along the lines of the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate in 2013,’ said Daniel Costa, director of immigration law and policy research with the Economic Policy Institute…

“…Clinton also hasn't been specific about guest worker programs, like those for H-1B visas. 

“…‘Secretary Clinton embraced immigration reform while in the Senate and on the campaign trail, so that is a positive sign and we will hopefully get to debate the issues if she wins,’ said Rebecca Peters, director of government affairs at the Council for Global Immigration, an affiliate of SHRM. ‘However, she has not yet fully laid out plans on high-skilled immigration, where there needs to be a focus on the fundamental misalignment between our high-skilled immigration system and business realities. We are looking to see if she turns more attention to our high-skilled system as employers face daunting skills gaps that only greater access to talent can fill—at least in the short term.’”

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